Bangladesh Premier League - Final

Dhaka Gladiators v Chittagong Kings

Dhaka Gladiators won by 43 runs

Dilshan and Ashraful coming out to bat. Taskin Ahmed to bowl to Ashraful.

Toss: Chittagong Kings have won the toss and elected to field.

Amzad Hossain (Javed): "Grand Final of BPL in Between the two big city like port city and capital city Chittagong Kings vs Dhaka Gladiators an exciting final."

Ankit Kapoor: "its tough to say that who ll win the BPL T20 final, because anything can happen in t20 game when its the big final match. According to me kings ll win the BPL T20 final 2013...... lets see what happens..... goodluck to both the teams....."

Hello and welcome to ESPNCricinfo's live coverage of Bangladesh Premier League, Final between Dhaka Gladiators and Chittagong Kings.

Mashrafe Mortaza: "We have to play our best cricket because there's no second chance. I am confident of the team, because we have done very well throughout the competition."

Mahmudullah: "There are no favourites in a Twenty20 match, but Dhaka Gladiators are a good side."

Pitch: Dry grass on the track, it looks hard and good for batting. The dew might come into play in the second half.

Good crowd in for the Finals, lot of noise already.

0.1

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, plays to cover and looking for a single, not there as the fielders rush in.

0.2

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, plays behind point and takes the first run, overthrows for another run.

0.3

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, plays behind point.

0.4

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, hit in the air over extra cover.

0.5

Taskin Ahmed to Dilshan, 2 runs, driven to deep backward point and picks up couple of runs.

0.6

Taskin Ahmed to Dilshan, OUT, he has bowled him, lovely delivery on a good length and coming in, Dilshan plays down the wrong line, takes the pad and hits the stumps.

TM Dilshan b Taskin Ahmed 2 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 1 (5 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 5/1
     Taskin Ahmed    1-0-5-1
Mohammad Ashraful    3* (4b)     

1.1

Dilhara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, gets a single to the onside.

1.2

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, no run, defended solidly.

1.3

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, (no ball) 1 run, the bowler oversteps, works to the onside for a tight single.

Free hit

1.3

Dilhara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, A freaky shot from Ashraful, moves across his stumps to the off side and hits high in the air and taken by the keeper.

1.4

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, no run, played back to the bowler.

1.5

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, no run, slower delivery and the batsman goes after and gets beaten.

1.6

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, hit in the air down to third man.

End of over 2 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 11/1
Anamul Haque    3* (5b)      LHD Dilhara    1-0-6-0
Mohammad Ashraful    5* (6b)      Taskin Ahmed    1-0-5-1

2.1

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, in the slot and hit in the air over mid-on and to the fence for a boundary.

2.2

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, full delivery driven straight to cover.

2.3

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 wide, wayward delivery down the leg side.

2.3

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, SIX, goes all the way over the midwicket fence for a six.

2.4

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, plays with soft hands behind point for a single.

2.5

Taskin Ahmed to Anamul Haque, 1 run, driven to the left of mid-off for a single.

2.6

Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, a bouncer and Ashraful ducks under it.

End of over 3 (13 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 24/1
Mohammad Ashraful    16* (11b 1x4 1x6)      Taskin Ahmed    2-0-18-1
Anamul Haque    4* (6b)      LHD Dilhara    1-0-6-0

Ravi: "Just switched on my television to see that Gayle not playing. Nothing mentioned in cricinfo commentary as well. Any good reason why Gayle isnt playing in the final?" -- Gayle has gone home.

3.1

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, 1 run, plays with soft hands to square of the wicket on the off side.

3.2

Dilhara to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, once again played with soft hands behind point and a quick single taken.

3.3

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, FOUR, uses his feet and hits it in the air down to long on fence, the umpire signals a six but it has bounced inside the ropes and signaled a four.

3.4

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, no run, good ball in the block-hole, squeezed out.

3.5

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, no run, down the leg side and takes the glove and the keeper does well.

3.6

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, 1 run, works to the onside.

End of over 4 (7 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 31/1
Anamul Haque    10* (11b 1x4)      LHD Dilhara    2-0-13-0
Mohammad Ashraful    17* (12b 1x4 1x6)      Taskin Ahmed    2-0-18-1

4.1

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pushes to cover for a single.

4.2

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Ashraful, 2 runs, swings it high in the air at deep backward square leg and Taskin Ahmed drops it.

4.3

Rubel Hossain to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run, plays square of the wicket on the onside for a single.

4.4

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, FOUR, hit well in the air to the midwicket fence for a boundary.

4.5

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, another hit to the onside and a misfield allows the second.

4.6

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, FOUR, down the track and looks to go big, gets the edge down to third man fence.

End of over 5 (14 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 45/1
Anamul Haque    21* (15b 3x4)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-14-0
Mohammad Ashraful    20* (14b 1x4 1x6)      LHD Dilhara    2-0-13-0

5.1

Dilhara to Mohammad Ashraful, FOUR, another outside edge and down to the third man fence. Ashraful taking his chances.

5.2

Dilhara to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, once too many, Ashraful mishits it once again high in the air to the onside and Jayasuriya takes the catch

Mohammad Ashraful c Jayasuriya b Dilhara 24 (28m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 150.00

5.3

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, 1 run, works through midwicket and picks up a single, brings up the 50 for Dhaka.

5.4

Dilhara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, cuts behind point and picks up a single.

5.5

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, no run, slower delivery mistimed to mid-off.

5.6

Dilhara to Anamul Haque, no run, slower delivery, makes room and looks to hit it through cover but can only play to cover, on the bounce to the fielder.

End of over 6 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 51/2
Anamul Haque    22* (18b 3x4)      LHD Dilhara    3-0-19-1
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (1b)      Rubel Hossain    1-0-14-0

6.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, hit along the ground down to long off.

6.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Anamul Haque, FOUR, short ball pulled to the midwicket fence, bisects the field.

6.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Anamul Haque, FOUR, once again too short, pulls once again to the same place.

6.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Anamul Haque, 1 run, works forward of square leg to the deep and picks up a single.

6.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, driven along the ground to the sweeper cover.

6.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Anamul Haque, 1 run, pushes to cover for a single.

End of over 7 (12 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 63/2
Anamul Haque    32* (22b 5x4)      Enamul Haque jnr    1-0-12-0
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (3b)      LHD Dilhara    3-0-19-1

7.1

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, 1 run, cuts to deep point for a single.

7.2

Mahmudullah to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, plays to point for a single.

7.3

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, 1 run, works to the onside.

7.4

Mahmudullah to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, cut to the sweeper cover.

7.5

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, no run

7.6

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, 1 run, cuts to cover for a quick single.

End of over 8 (5 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 68/2
Anamul Haque    35* (26b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-0
Shakib Al Hasan    5* (5b)      Enamul Haque jnr    1-0-12-0

8.1

Enamul Haque jnr to Anamul Haque, 1 run, plays square of the wicket on the off side for a single.

8.2

Enamul Haque jnr to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, pushes down the ground to long off.

8.3

Enamul Haque jnr to Anamul Haque, 1 run, another single to mid-on.

8.4

Enamul Haque jnr to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, plays behind square leg and the fourth single of the over.

8.5

Enamul Haque jnr to Anamul Haque, 1 run, works it through midwicket for another single.

8.6

Enamul Haque jnr to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, hit along the ground to long off.

End of over 9 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 74/2
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (8b)      Enamul Haque jnr    2-0-18-0
Anamul Haque    38* (29b 5x4)      Mahmudullah    1-0-5-0

9.1

Mahmudullah to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, down the leg side.

9.1

Mahmudullah to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, works for a single.

9.2

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, SIX, hits it well over the midwicket fence for a six, lovely strike that.

9.3

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, SIX, another big hit to deep midwicket and Bopara has stepped on the ropes in taking the catch, signaled a six, 50 for Haque.

9.4

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, 1 run, short and cut away to the sweeper on the off side.

9.5

Mahmudullah to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short and pulled away to deep square leg.

9.6

Mahmudullah to Anamul Haque, 1 run, hit in the air to deep cover for a single.

Strategic time-out.

End of over 10 (17 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 91/2
Anamul Haque    52* (33b 5x4 2x6)      Mahmudullah    2-0-22-0
Shakib Al Hasan    10* (10b)      Enamul Haque jnr    2-0-18-0

10.1

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, 2 runs, back of length delivery, down the leg, nudged away, past short fine leg for a couple

10.2

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, FOUR, short and wide outside off, slices it off his backfoot towards third man boundary

10.2

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, FOUR, short and wide outside off, slices it off his backfoot towards third man boundary

10.3

Rubel Hossain to Anamul Haque, OUT, length delivery, pitching outside off, that ball shapes in and Anamul went for a drive, misses the line and ball went through his defence to knocked his stumps

Anamul Haque b Rubel Hossain 58 (54m 36b 6x4 2x6) SR: 161.11

10.4

Rubel Hossain to Pollard, no run, ducks under a short delivery

10.5

Rubel Hossain to Pollard, no run, length delivery, outside off, angling back to him, pushes back to the bowler

10.6

Rubel Hossain to Pollard, FOUR, length delivery, outside off, he went for a cut, got outside edge, past keeper for a boundary

End of over 11 (10 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 101/3
KA Pollard    4* (3b 1x4)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-24-1
Shakib Al Hasan    10* (10b)      Mahmudullah    2-0-22-0

11.1

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, low full toss down the leg, nudged to midwicket

11.2

Bopara to Pollard, 1 run, back of length delivery, pitching outside off, shaping in, pushes to the right of the bowler

11.3

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of length, plays back towards the bowler

11.4

Bopara to Pollard, 1 run, length delivery, pitching outside off, angling in, flicks to midwikcet

11.5

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, length delivery outside off, goes back and swings to midwicket

11.6

Bopara to Pollard, 1 run, back of length on middle and leg, whipped off his pads behind square

End of over 12 (6 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 107/3
KA Pollard    7* (6b 1x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-6-0
Shakib Al Hasan    13* (13b)      Rubel Hossain    2-0-24-1

12.1

Rubel Hossain to Pollard, no run, fuller, angling into him, flicks to midwicket

12.2

Rubel Hossain to Pollard, 1 run, yorker length delivery, down the leg, he defended off his backfoot towards square

12.3

Rubel Hossain to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, length delivery, pitching on middle, he goes back and played towards cover

12.4

Rubel Hossain to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, over pitched delivery, too outside off, he reaches the ball, outside edge to the left of the keeper to the fence

12.5

Rubel Hossain to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, length delivery, just around off, he goes back and swings it over midwikcet for a huge one

12.6

Rubel Hossain to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full, outside off, Shakib reaches it and got an outside edge, keeper dives for the catch, dropped it

End of over 13 (12 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 119/3
Shakib Al Hasan    24* (17b 1x4 1x6)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-36-1
KA Pollard    8* (8b 1x4)      RS Bopara    1-0-6-0

13.1

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, too wide outside off

13.1

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of length delivery, outside off, he moves a bit back and swing it towards the midwicket fence, misjudged by the fielder

13.2

Bopara to Pollard, 1 run, on middle and leg, plays with soft hands for a quick single

13.3

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, back of length delivery, played towards square for another single

13.4

Bopara to Pollard, OUT, back of length delivery, pitching outside off, and it's angling into him, he goes a bit back and struck on his pads onto the stumps

KA Pollard b Bopara 9 (15m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.00

Darren Stevens the new man in

13.5

Bopara to Stevens, 5 wides, back of length delivery, pitching around middle, going down the leg, keeper could not collect it too

13.5

Bopara to Stevens, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, plays off his backfoot towards point

13.6

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full pitching outside off, angling back into him, edge, past the keeper for a single

End of over 14 (11 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 130/4
Shakib Al Hasan    27* (20b 1x4 1x6)      RS Bopara    2-0-17-1
DI Stevens    1* (1b)      Rubel Hossain    3-0-36-1

Taskin Ahmed is back.

14.1

Taskin Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, keeps it full outside the off stump and the batsman trying to get a touch to it, misses it and through to the keeper.

14.2

Taskin Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, another full length delivery wide outside the off stump, once again he misses.

KK: "This is really sloppy from Kings.. Too many catches dropped and too many extras.. Anything more than 170 and they should forget about winning this one"

14.3

Taskin Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, slower delivery driven to mid-on.

14.4

Taskin Ahmed to Stevens, 1 leg bye, off the thigh pad to the onside.

14.5

Taskin Ahmed to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, low full toss worked through the onside to deep square leg.

14.6

Taskin Ahmed to Stevens, 1 run, gets an inside edge of the full toss to the onside.

End of over 15 (4 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 134/4
DI Stevens    2* (3b)      Taskin Ahmed    3-0-21-1
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (24b 1x4 1x6)      RS Bopara    2-0-17-1

Bopara to continue.

Kamran: "Following the match from a computer lesson in school! Go Dhaka!"

15.1

Bopara to Stevens, no run, slower delivery pushed to midwicket.

15.2

Bopara to Stevens, 1 leg bye, full delivery and Stevens misses the shot and off the pad to the off side.

15.3

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Bopara from round the wicket. Driven along the ground to long off.

15.4

Bopara to Stevens, no run, in the block-hole and dug out.

15.5

Bopara to Stevens, 1 run, slower delivery sliced in the air to the sweeper cover.

15.6

Bopara to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, swings and gets an outside edge down to third man fence.

End of over 16 (7 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 141/4
Shakib Al Hasan    34* (26b 2x4 1x6)      RS Bopara    3-0-23-1
DI Stevens    3* (7b)      Taskin Ahmed    3-0-21-1

16.1

Dilhara to Stevens, 1 run, pushes in the air through the vacant midwicket.

16.2

Dilhara to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX, swings it high and over the midwicket fence for a six, good striking, the crowd enjoys that.

16.3

Dilhara to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short slower delivery and pulled away to deep square leg.

16.4

Dilhara to Stevens, 1 run, punched through to the sweeper cover.

16.5

Dilhara to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, swings it in the air and he picks out the fielder at deep backward square leg and Bopara takes a good catch.

Shakib Al Hasan c Bopara b Dilhara 41 (63m 29b 2x4 2x6) SR: 141.37

16.6

Dilhara to Cobb, 1 run, full toss worked past short fine leg.

End of over 17 (10 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 151/5
JJ Cobb    1* (1b)      LHD Dilhara    4-0-29-2
DI Stevens    5* (9b)      RS Bopara    3-0-23-1

17.1

Bopara to Cobb, 1 run, full delivery mistimed to mid-on.

17.2

Bopara to Stevens, 2 runs, driven down the ground to long off and a slip by the fielder allows the second.

17.3

Bopara to Stevens, 1 run, mistimes the cut behind point.

suren: "Dew decides BPL2 winner...most likely CK."

17.4

Bopara to Cobb, no run, slower delivery blocked down the track.

17.5

Bopara to Cobb, no run, keeping it very tight, Bopara, not allowing the batsman the freedom.

17.6

Bopara to Cobb, 1 run, mistimes the drive to mid-on.

End of over 18 (5 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 156/5
JJ Cobb    3* (5b)      RS Bopara    4-0-28-1
DI Stevens    8* (11b)      LHD Dilhara    4-0-29-2

18.1

Rubel Hossain to Cobb, OUT, hit in the air down to long off and Ariful takes the catch.

JJ Cobb c Ariful Haque b Rubel Hossain 3 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

18.2

Rubel Hossain to Stevens, no run, stays in the crease and waves at the delivery outside the off stump and gets beaten.

18.3

Rubel Hossain to Stevens, OUT, another wicket! Hit down the ground to long on and Doeschate takes a good low catch.

DI Stevens c ten Doeschate b Rubel Hossain 8 (26m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

James: "Good work from Kings the last few overs: they obviously read KK's comment!"

18.4

Rubel Hossain to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, short ball and he goes for the pull and gets the edge down to fine leg fence.

18.5

Rubel Hossain to Mashrafe Mortaza, FOUR, makes room and smashes it wide of mid-off to the fence, the captain's doing it.

18.6

Rubel Hossain to Mashrafe Mortaza, OUT, looking to go for the big shot but can only hit in the air to extra cover where Mahmudullah takes it.

Mashrafe Mortaza c Mahmudullah b Rubel Hossain 8 (4m 3b 2x4 0x6) SR: 266.66

End of over 19 (8 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 164/8
     Rubel Hossain    4-0-44-4
AC Thomas    0* (0b)      RS Bopara    4-0-28-1

Ahnaf: "I see Dhaka is playing with 3 spinners (Shakib, Mosharraf and Saqlain). With the dew, it can be hazardous for them."

19.1

Taskin Ahmed to Thomas, 1 wide, full and down the leg side and Thomas looking to get it fine, misses it.

19.1

Taskin Ahmed to Thomas, 1 run, well bowled by Taskin, keeps it full and in the block-hole, squeezed out behind the wicket on the onside.

Tanvir: "Taskin Ahmed gives so much to cheer for and is a breath of fresh air, supporting the Chittagong Kings just because he is playing for the Kings! Go Taskin!"

19.2

Taskin Ahmed to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 bye, keeps it full once again, they scamper a single.

19.3

Taskin Ahmed to Thomas, 2 runs, mistimes the shot to midwicket and a misfield, they are going for the second and good running there, desperation stuff.

19.4

Taskin Ahmed to Thomas, 1 wide, looking to lap a delivery down the leg side and once again signaled a wide.

19.4

Taskin Ahmed to Thomas, 1 run, drives to deep point and picks up a single.

19.5

Taskin Ahmed to Mosharraf Hossain, 1 run, in the block-hole and squeezed out behind the wicket, impressive bowling.

19.6

Taskin Ahmed to Thomas, OUT, Taskin strikes off the final delivery, right in the block-hole and Thomas has no where to go, the stumps are rattled.

AC Thomas b Taskin Ahmed 4 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Innings Break: The Dhaka Gladiators have reached 172 for 9, the bowling will decide the match, stay tuned. Join us after the break for the chase and to see if Dhaka can retain the trophy.

Max: "I believe Dhaka has exactly the required bowling line up for this condition. They have enough experienced spinners. And to cope with the dew, they have 4 medium pacers..."

End of over 20 (8 runs) Dhaka Gladiators 172/9
     Taskin Ahmed    4-0-28-2
Mosharraf Hossain    1* (2b)      Rubel Hossain    4-0-44-4
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Feb 19, 2013

Dhaka Gladiators players celebrate their BPL win, Dhaka Gladiators v Chittagong Kings, Final, Bangladesh Premier League, Mirpur, February 19, 2013

Dhaka Gladiators players celebrate their BPL win

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Feb 19, 2013

Dhaka Gladiators have won the BPL for the second time, Dhaka Gladiators v Chittagong Kings, BPL final, Mirpur, February 19, 2013

Dhaka Gladiators have won the BPL for the second time

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